April 6, 2017

This Week's New Albums: April 7th 2017
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 06/04/2017


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This Week's New Albums: April 7th 2017

The Chainsmokers, Father John Misty, The Big Moon and Nelly Furtado are among the artists with new albums out this week. 

Now That's What I Call Music! 96

Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Music! 96

Now Music

Tracks from Ed Sheeran, Sean Paul, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers and Robbie Williams are among the 43 featured across the 96th Now! compilation. 

Click here for full details. 

Memories...Do Not Open

The Chainsmokers - Memories... Do Not Open


The dance-pop duo unveil their debut LP, which features guest appearances from Coldplay, Jhene Aiko, Florida Georgia Line and songwriter Emily Warren. 

Memories...Do Not Open will not include the band's previous hit singles 'Roses', 'Closer' and 'Don't Let Me Down', but does feature new single 'Paris'. 

Click here to read our full preview. 

Pure Comedy

Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

Bella Union

The eccentric troubadour and former Fleet Foxes man unveils his third studio album.

Pure Comedy has been produced by the singer and Jonathan Wilson. The album is a lengthy one, clocking in at over 75 minutes across 13 tracks and sees the singer focusing on the surreal side of life.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Belladonna of Sadness

Alexandra Savior - Belladonna Of Sadness


The hotly-tipped singer’s debut album arrives this week.

Produced and co-written with Arctic Monkeys’ mainman Alex Turner and James Ford, the singer’s sultry take on pop music has already won her huge acclaim

Click here to read our interview with Savior. 

The Far Field

Future Islands - The Far Field


The oddball electro-pop trio follow up 2014’s hit album Singles with a brand new album.

This LP is the band’s first album to feature live drums from member Michael Lowry and features a guest appearance from Blondie's Debbie Harry.

John Congleton, who has worked with St Vincent as well as the new albums from Blondie and Nelly Furtado, is on production duties.

The Ride

Nelly Furtado - The Ride

Eleven Seven

The Canadian popstar unveils her sixth studio and her first since 2012's The Spirit Indestructible.

For this new LP Furtado has teamed up with Goldfrapp/St. Vincent producer John Congleton and stripped back her sound.


Plaitum - Constraint

Wolf Tone

The icy electro-pop duo unveil their first full-length LP this week, released on Paul Epworth's Wolfe Tone record label. 

Click here to read our interview with the duo. 


Deep Purple - Infinite


The veteran hard rockers release their 20th studio album, an album made with Lou Reed and Kiss producer Bob Ezrin at the controls. 

Coming Home

Falling In Reverse - Coming Home

Epitaph Records

The controversial rockers, fronted by Ronnie Radke, drop album number four this week. 

Let Me Fly

Mike and The Mechanics - Let Me Fly

BMG Rights Management

The yacht rock specialists unveil their eighth studio album and their second since the departure of original vocalist Paul Carrack. 

Golden Days

Brian May & Kerry Ellis - Golden Days

Sony Music CMG

The Queen axeman and musicals veteran collaborate on new compositions and cover versions on this new album, including a take on Gary Moore classic 'Parisienne Walkways'. 

Double Roses

Karen Elson - Double Roses

1965 Records Limited

The model turned singer unveils her latest collection of bluesy country. 


Royal Thunder - WICK


Josh Weaver and his hard rock foursome return with a new effort this week. 

Opus Mar

Sumo Cyco - Opus Mor

Sumo Cyco

The Canadian punk foursome hit hard with their second full-length LP, which hits shelves this week. It also features a guest spot from Skindred frontman Benji Webbe.

Love In The 4th Dimension

The Big Moon

Fiction Records

The psychedelic pop foursome arrive with their debut full-length efforts this week, an album produced by Foals/Wolf Alice collaborator Catherine Marks. 

Click here to read our interview with the band.